What to do this weekend: Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff, movies at Discovery Green, Houston Jazz festival top events!

Houston, Texas — Featuring a range of cultural celebrations, from Latin performing arts, NPR’s popular political podcast, this weekend is a defining moment in symphony, Hispanic heritage, jazz, and more.

Meanwhile, movie fans who also want to enjoy the weather can enjoy the outdoor shows in the city center, while music lovers can enjoy great jazz and an instrumental Ukrainian show. A local sports bar hosts fundraisers for pets and animals, and mixes a popular boutique hotel into some cocktail lessons.

Enjoy! Here are your best bets for the weekend.

Thursday 15 September

Alliance Presents “United We Are Dinner”

The alliance will host an international celebration of food and culture highlighting Houston’s diversity, while highlighting the important work the organization is doing to help refugees and disadvantaged members of the community. Local restaurants will provide food samples to give attendees the opportunity to physically transport themselves to countries and regions. During the event, attendees will also have the opportunity to see live performances by the best artists representing different cultures from all over the world. 6 pm

Arte Publico Press presents a showcase of Latin performing arts

Arte P├║blico Press celebrates 40 years of promoting literacy and reading through publishing excellence. In honor of the 40th anniversary, the nonprofit will host a show of Latin artists. This show will be a collaborative effort bringing together prominent artists from opera, symphony, ballet, and other performance groups to highlight the vibrant influence of Latin American and Latino cultures. 6:30 pm

NPR Politics Podcast Live

After a two-year hiatus, the NPR Politics Podcast is back on stage, featuring a cast of your favorite NPR voices: Ashley Lopez, Asma Khaled, Domenico Montanaro, Susan Davis, and Tamara Keith. This all-star cast will go to local and national midterm races, major political news, issues in Texas and what they can’t give up. Join them for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how a podcast was created, and a chance to ask your podcast squad questions. 8 pm

For more great things to do this weekend, including celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, watching movies on Discovery Green’s lawn, and watching jazz greats, visit our partners at Culturemap.

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